I put the question out there on twitter and got a great response. If someone had never seen a movie…
Crank: High Voltage
He was dead...But he got better
Chelios faces a Chinese mobster who has stolen his nearly indestructible heart and replaced it with a battery-powered ticker that requires regular jolts of electricity to keep working.
While I prefer the original as it had a more cohesive plot and the silliness was kept down to a mild roar!
I can also appreciate this one for its extreme excesses!
T and A!
Kinky Sex in Public!
Movies like these exist in another realm. They do not make sense. They are proud of it. They celebrate a full-testosterone, chauvinistic, sexist, semi-pornographic, parodic, overtly violent and electricity-charged tsunami of the ideas that precocious adolescents under the influence of nerve-altering hallucinogenics would have if given lots of budget, a camera and lots of porn actors incuding Ron Jeremy in the cast to work for them in order to party with basically everything that is wrong with our insane society.
Yes, I love it. This is art.
A tracking shot might be moral
But no morals here.
"NO! My Hermes handbag!"
Fuck You de cinema.
An immoral cinema
Is also a free cinema.
Not a spectacle we want
But a spectacle we deserve.
action cinema brought to its knees. all the repugnant vulgarity turned up. all the heart and soul ripped out.
it's all we deserve.
Crank 2: I Can't Believe We Got Away With Making Another One of These
It's no less ridiculous fun than its predecessor, but Crank: High Voltage lacks a plot as forthright and a denouement as straightforward (it features a villain barely given any screentime, unlike Nicky Verona). Plus, Neveldine/Taylor somehow permitted a desaturation of their previously colorful, sunny, and anarchic camerawork. If a third entry in the saga of Chev Chelios shows up, it'd do well to hew more closely to the original than this less cohesive sequel.
Having missed the first one, I suppose I'm meant to take this to be a new form of cinema. And it is a morally reprehensible form; like watching someone else play a video game for an hour and a half, except worse. Heart-stoppingly awful.
Crank: High Voltage continues the carnage from the first film while also managing to make it even more insane this time around.
There's not much to really say about this film, if you liked the first one then you'll also like this one. It's straight up mayhem all the way through, featuring such treats as: an old school godzilla style fight, a dude who has "full-body tourettes" and the most insane sex scene I have ever seen (a title previously held by Team America).
Fun to watch from beginning to end, it knows it's dumb and just rolls with it to a great effect.
Living room, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Crazier the original, but therefore, more fun.
Probably the best way to finish watching The Eric Andre Show. It's 3am and i don't care anymore
Mucha acción y adrenalina, igual de divertida que la primera.
This was the time seeing this with Hyunsook for the first time. She did not have the advantage of having seen the first one recently and criticized this quite a bit while enjoying it and staying put through the crazy and then trying to get her son to watch it again with us when he came back to town...
Movies in which a cock is destroyed.
In anticipation of my upcoming short film, "Sudden Infant Death Syndrome", I've organized…